Printed books freeze the Zeitgeist

I came across this interesting criticism of a project to continually update a 1907 dictionary in a new online edition: More importantly, and this is my real issue, the online-only presence of The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology means that we...
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Everything changes but people

Over thousands of years we have learned that people never change but that our culture and circumstances – technology, buildings, tools, communications, transportation, etc. – change constantly. Yet when people make big plans (or worse, write...
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As you wish

Wikipedia, on The Princess Bride: In a Renaissance-era world a beautiful young woman named Buttercup lives on a farm in the country of Florin. She delights in verbally abusing the farm hand Westley, whom she refers to as "farm boy", by demanding...
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Doing something vs. owning something

From an All Company email to Logos... Someone interviewing for a job recently asked me, "What's the most important thing for being successful at Logos?" My answer: ownership. There's a big difference between 'doing something' and 'owning...
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A fearless worldview

An email I sent to the whole company a month ago... It's been a month of fantastic conversations for me. I had some great meetings and conversations here at Logos, then hit the road and had more great conversations with people in our industry, at...
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Windows Live Writer: blogging help at last…

I'd never used any of the blog-posting software tools because they never seemed to work with our corporate blog configuration. I assumed there was something wrong with our multi-blog setup, so I didn't spend much time on the problem. Then I met...
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Yet another blog…

I believe in blogging, and I want to do it well. Especially the raw, open blogging that makes some organizations transparent and approachable. I keep missing the mark, though. I don't feel free at the Fire Someone Today Blog to get too specific...
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